Baldivis woman credits country air and busy farm life for reaching 100

Long term Baldivis resident, Beth Watt will turn 100 next Friday.
Long term Baldivis resident, Beth Watt will turn 100 next Friday.

A SHARP mind and a cheeky smile are some of the things that come to mind when talking with soon-to-be centenarian, Beth Watt.

Mrs Watt will turn 100 on May 25.

Born in Kellerberrin in 1918 near Massingham Street she spent much of her time there before moving to a farming property on Dog Hill Road, Baldivis with her own family more than 60 years ago.

With an infectious grin and a wink she said she enjoys excellent health.

“As far as I know I’ve been a good girl so far,” she said.

She said there was a simple recipe for her long years of good health and sanity.

“The country air, a busy farm life and being part of the community,” she said.

“Yes being there when you are needed, just being with people.”

“I have been very blessed I have wonderful caring neighbours and family – my nieces are just like daughters.

While in Baldivis she joined many community groups including the Red Cross, Silver Chain and the Country Women’s Association, of which she said she is still a member.

She also regularly volunteered at the Mundijong Op shop until it closed several years ago.

“All of those groups did a lot of welfare work – I loved welfare work,” she said.

She was an accomplished pianist and choir conductor and provided piano tuition to many children throughout the region.

For 21 years, she was the accompanist for the Kwinana Choir and conducted the Serpentine CWA Choir for 15 years.

She married her teenage sweetheart Roger Watt in 1942 enjoying a happy marriage for more than 54 years until he passed away 1997.

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